Important Information on Aliskiren
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Aliskiren?Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- High blood potassium (hyperkalemia)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Tekturna and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Tekturna and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Aliskiren to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Dosing InformationThe dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to aliskiren
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Aliskiren Dosing for more information.)